Aug. 4, 2011

PlayOn and PlayLater - The Peanut Butter and Chocolate of Online Video Together At Last!

 A few weeks ago we kicked off the beta for PlayLater, the DVR for online video. The response to the beta has been amazing, and after sifting through feedback from thousands of users we are addressing the number one beta request: enabling our two services, PlayOn and PlayLater to work together.

Now, with both services, our beta users can watch their PlayLater recorded content on almost any device. If you’re a PlayLater beta tester, you will get one month of PlayLater free after we release the Gold version. If you are also a PlayOn customer, you can add PlayLater for a mere $2.99/month or $29.99/year.

And one more thing, we are ready to let even more people in. Not only will everyone on the waitlist for the beta get in, but also anyone currently in the beta will get 5 invite codes to give to their friends and family. 

If you aren’t a beta user yet, signup for the waitlist now at and you’ll get in when we let the next wave of users in. If you are new to PlayOn, you can check it out for free. Once you have downloaded PlayLater, you will automatically have PlayOn installed on your PC and can use it for free for 14 days. Just fire up your Xbox, PlayStation 360, Wii, Roku, Google TV or download the PlayOn app for your iPhone, Andriod Phone, iPad, or Andriod Tablet and you’ll see all the great PlayOn content you can watch – including your PlayLater recordings. You can go here to find the setup instructions for your device: (no need to Download and install PlayOn if you have already installed PlayLater!)

We are excited to give folks even more freedom to watch their content when and where it’s convenient for them.


Top FAQs

What is PlayOn?
PlayOn is software that you install on your Windows PC. It allows you to use your Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Roku, iPhone, Android phone or another supported device to access movies and shows from Hulu, Netflix, Comedy Central, CBS, YouTube,, your personal media, and many more. PlayOn is both browser and media server software, built into one. It browses content from various online providers, and displays that content directly on your TV, iPhone or Android phone.
What is PlayLater?
PlayLater is software that you install on your Windows PC that lets you record movies and shows from over 60+ of your favorite streaming sites like Hulu, Netflix, Comedy Central and more. You can watch your recordings whenever you want on your PC or on your iPhone, iPad, Android phone, or other mobile device, even when you are offline.
» Learn more about recording with PlayLater
How does PlayOn work?
PlayOn runs in the background on your PC over your home network. It uses standards called UPnP and DLNA to communicate with networked gaming consoles,TVs, and mobile phones working both as an internet browser to access online media and as a UPnP media server to serve videos to UPnP compliant devices.
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